Posted By John

Many English speaking people visiting our country for the first time often find Australian English surprisingly different. For example Aussies tend to shorten words in ways that leave visitors lost: a politician is a polly, university is uni and Christmas is Chrissie.

So if you’re visiting our country, keep this in mind and you’ll be able to guess what we’re saying.

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Ga day Cobber

Meaning: welcome close friend.
Example: Ga day cobber. What have you been up to?

Go and have a cuppa

Meaning: have cup of tea or coffee.
Example: Go and have a cuppa and I will be there soon.

Go and tart yourself up

Meaning: Please dress in your best clothes
Example: Go and tart yourself up we’re going out to dinner.

Going to the dunny

Meaning: off to the toilet.
Example: Mate you have to wait. I got to go to the dunny.

Having a blue

Meaning: having a fight or argument.
Example: Listen! Can you hear next door having a blue with her old man.

Have a naughty

Meaning: sexual intercourse.
Example: Sorry I’m late. I had a quick naughty with the misses.

He’s got a goog

Meaning: he’s got a bump as big as an egg.
Example: He was in a fight and he got a goog on his head.

He’s got tickets on himself

Meaning: highly self opinionated, thinks they are just great
Example: Don’t take any notice of him. He’s got tickets on himself.


Meaning: an expression of surprise.
Example: Holy-dooly! That was hot.

I got the wog

Meaning: a cold, flu or virus
Example: I can’t go to school because I got the wog.

I will job you!

Meaning: I will hit you or punch you.
Example: If you don’t leave me alone I’ll job you.

I’m knackered

Meaning: absolutely exhausted or very tired.
Example: It was a tough day at work. I’m knackered.

It’s a goer

Meaning: something that will definitely occur.
Example: no matter if it rains or not it’s a goer tomorrow.

Mucking around

Meaning: acting in a way that others generally don’t like.
Example: She got very mad at the way he was mucking around.

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